Horst Janssen – Drawings from the 1970s
On view at the St. Moritz gallery from 13 January to 12 February 2017

Horst Janssen was born in 1929 in Hamburg where he lived and worked until his death in 1995. Early on his creative talent was recognised and encouraged by various teachers, the most important one being Professor Alfred Mahlau at the Landeskunstschule in Hamburg, where Janssen was admitted at the age of sixteen by virtue of his work samples. It was also Alfred Mahlau who helped him attain his first commissions and patrons. The current show presents drawings from the early 1970s and etchings, a technique Janssen learnt from his friend and fellow artist Paul Wunderlich. It became a medium he would continue to explore and refine his entire life.